Zachary C. Irving

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Most research on mind-wandering has characterized it as a mental state with contents that are task unrelated or stimulus independent. However, the dynamics of mind-wandering - how mental states change over time - have remained largely neglected. Here, we introduce a dynamic framework for understanding mind-wandering and its relationship to the recruitment(More)
Anticorrelation between the default network (DN) and dorsal attention network (DAN) is thought to be an intrinsic aspect of functional brain organization reflecting competing functions. However, the effect size of functional connectivity (FC) between the DN and DAN has yet to be established. Furthermore, the stability of anticorrelations across distinct DN(More)
Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia. Institute of Cognitive Science, University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder, Colorado. Laboratory of Brain and Cognition, Human Neuroscience Institute, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York. Department of Philosophy, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario. Centre for Brain(More)
An often-overlooked characteristic of the human mind is its propensity to wander. Despite growing interest in the science of mind-wandering, most studies operationalize mind-wandering by its task-unrelated contents, which may be orthogonal to the processes constraining how thoughts are evoked and unfold over time. In this chapter, we emphasize the(More)
Two separate conceptions of intelligence persist within the cognitive science community: The psychometric conception in terms of general intelligence (g), and the categorical conception in terms of the criteria that an entity must meet to be an intelligent cognitive agent. In this paper, we argue that a framework of intelligence in terms of relevance(More)
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